Saints thrash Huddersfield to return to winning ways

St Helens returned to winning ways in emphatic style as they thrashed Huddersfield Giants 38-2 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday night.

It was the Giants who scored first, after a promising first set, they got a penalty and chose to shoot for two points, which Oliver Russell did successfully.

They did not lead for long though as 11 minutes in, Saints broke free and Lachlan Coote was able to go through and score. He then converted his own try to being Saints a try in front.

It soon got even better for the home side as Jonny Lomax found a way through. Coote converted again to bring Saints into double figures.

Saints then scored a third try in just nine minutes as Tommy Makinson was put through out wide to score. Coote missed the conversion, but Saints were still in a comfortable position.

Halfback Theo Fages had a really good first half and got a try that his performance deserved as he got through again. Coote missed the conversion again, but it was still four more points on the board.

The tries kept on coming in droves as Makinson grabbed his second just three minutes later. Coote converted the try to bring Saints up by 24 points at the break.

There was no let off in the second half from the Saints as just 12 minutes in, they found more joy down the right hand side as Makinson got the ball out wide again and completed his hat trick. Coote converted out wide to bring the home side past the 30 point mark.

Just a few minutes later, Lomax got in through the middle once again to punish Huddersfield again on the next attack. Coote converted again to put Saints onto 38 points.

The remaining 25 minutes were a bit scrappy, but Saints had the job done and there were no more points scored in the game.

Saints are back on track in their quest to finish top of the Super League at the end of the season. They welcome struggling Leeds Rhinos next Friday, in a game that never disappoints.

As for Huddersfield, they remain in midtable, four points ahead of bottom placed London Broncos and four points behind Castleford Tigers in the final playoff position.

They welcome fellow midtable side Wigan Warriors to the John Smiths Stadium next Friday.

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